The story begun when popular Korean girl group SNSD was given a rare holiday a few days ago… and one of the members Taeyeon decided to have a vacation with her family at the sunny island of Singapore.
What she didn’t anticipate was the group’s popularity in Singapore. She might have enjoyed a day or two of relative peace, but things broke loose once the news of her where about was exposed… as some fans began a countrywide manhunt for the adorable star.
Being an island nation, it’s pretty predictable where she might be visiting, and some fans hit the jackpot when she was spotted at the Singapore Flyer.
From some online videos it seemed that the situation wasn’t out of control, but it was noisy for sure. And it’s obvious that those fans were there for Taeyeon in purpose, albeit with harmless intention.
While Taeyeon might be used to the frenzy, it’s a pity that her family were caught in the chaos. And I bet the fans would have caused some disturbance to other patrons at the tourist spot as well.
Besides, it’s one thing to ask for autographs or photos when a star is spotted by chance on the street; it’s another story when people are stalking a celebrity despite knowing that the celeb is having some private time with family and friends.
Ironically the saga could have reminded SNSD’s agency of how popular the group are in this region. With the Bangkok concert being cancelled because of social unrest… they might just give Singapore some extra thought for their next tour.
Image by Reflow@Soshified at Universal Studio; via Snsdkorean.